Expert: Qualified Brass Teacher
His skills as a performer are used effectively to engage pupils and raise aspirations. He actively encourages pupils to think and behave as musicians.
Senior lecturer in Music Education, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
Russell’s strengths are in his passion for music and working with young people. He is an outstanding musician and has developed excellent qualities as a teacher both in a classroom and instrumental/vocal context. He is also very knowledgeable re ICT and music technology.
Director of Professional Studies, Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)
He has been successful in applying his musical knowledge and educational theory to planning interesting and imaginative lessons. Russell’s enthusiasm and expertise as a performer both of the trumpet and natural trumpet have provided additional inspiration to pupils in many different contexts. He has consistently tried to make his lessons appealing to pupils, in particular by seeking to find ways to make links with pupils’ experiences of music outside the school context and bringing the teaching alive through his performance skills and knowledge of technology.
Senior Lecturer in Music Education, MMU